My mother and I arrived in Canso just as Hurricane Ophelia was making her presence known to the Cape Breton part of Nova Scotia. The Tourist Office in Port Hastings was very helpful and was able to get us Room 2 at this B&B. It was a stunning room with 2 double beds and lots of original (but well kept) furniture. Very well decorated, warm rooms with plenty of hot water!!
John and Sharon Spencer who own and run the B&B could not have been more helpful and inviting, offering us Tea and Coffee on our arrival and a fabulous Breakfast in the morning.
When we woke up in the morning, although the storm had started to hit we could not hear the wind outside thanks to the very well insulated windows.
There was a good-sized Car Park outside and six additional motel rooms behind the main House as well as a built in "Viewing" Room that provided a stunning view of the harbour and the Strait of Canso.
A Perfect Place to relax and unwind after a long day's drive! I would go back in a Heart Beat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Bed & Breakfast is a restored Provincial Heritage Property that was built in 1880 for Ferry Captain James Embree. The property is located on the water with a large enclosed patio overlooking the Strait of Canso and conveniently located next to the yacht club/marina, boardwalk, and Granville Green which offers free outdoor concerts on Sunday evenings in July and August. This is a great home base for your Cape Breton vacation featuring the legendary Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, Alexander Graham Bell Museum & other attractions. The B&B main house accommodations include 2 guest rooms: one with a queen-size bed, private bath, satellite television, and air conditioning; and one with 2 double beds, private bath and air conditioning. Our motel accommodations include air conditioned guest units with queen size beds, (some also have a double size sofabed), a 4 piece bath, satellite television, fridge, and microwave. Breakfast is included with all rooms and all of our rooms are non-smoking. We offer free off street parking, free wireless internet access and coin operated guest laundry facilities. Sorry no pets are allowed. Visa, Mastercard, Direct Debit and cash are accepted. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbourview B&B And Motel Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada